Nigeria is very dry as the current season is “Harmattan.” Depending on the region it can last for what feels like 4-5 months. During this season, my skin and hair are extremely DRY so I’m showing you how I keep it soft and moisturized. Since it's ultra low porosity, I take certain steps during the week to re-moisturize but this method is effective for anyone! Keeping water, a low pH leave-in, and a sealant, constant, are the keys to success! I hope you enjoy! Best Wishes, Zara “EfikZara”
Okay Ladies, it's Black History Month and since we're always ready for an opportunity to feel ourselves, why not with a new look? UK makeup vlogger Nellie Robert definitely had us in mind when she came up with this one! The fro, the yellow glittery gold eyelids (that she will show you how to execute in the video), the earrings, are all a WIN. Who knows, maybe this can be your I'm-going-to-kill-it-watching-Black-Panther look! Oh, and if you like, show her some love by sharing, leaving a comment and/or subscribing to her channel... Continue
Leave it to hair vlogger Clarissa Todd of Dear Claire to give us an easy, innovative way to do a classic ponytail with no crochet or drawstring! It's a 5 min vid that'll have you rocking this new look in no time! So pony up, and be sure to follow, like and share DearClaire on youtube for more awesome tutorials! Continue
Protective style season is in full swing. Box braids are a no-brainer when it comes to protecting your strands against winter's harsh temperatures, mainly for their ease and longevity. For many of us, getting our favorite braided style involves several hours in a chair and a triple-digit price tag. However, we've noticed and heard more Black women opting to do their own braids.
Most beauty enthusiasts would say that eyebrows are the most important feature on any face. Did you know their main function is to prevent moisture from getting into the eyes? Not only that, brows are important to “human communication and facial expression”, reported by Yahoo! Health. It is one of the first things you notice when you are in someone’s presence. Whether you prefer them thick, thin, arched or natural, you are bound to find the right look to enhance your appearance.
If you don’t have the time to get your brows professionally groomed, you can try 1 of these 3 YouTube tutorials to help you create perfect brows.
1) Carmen starts with details on how your brow should be formed. She creates an arch that suits her best by plucking and sometimes threading. Her inspiration is Aaliyah and Beyoncé (full, thick with high arch).
2) The Chic Natural uses an eyebrow primer to help keep her brows in place all day. She gives details on how to outline and create her arch using a lighter pencil than the natural shade of her brow to give a softer look.
3)Queeni uses a light Taupe color brow pencil to outline her brow shape. She blends with a spooly brush and personally likes concealer to highlight under the brow. Setting the eyebrows with a brow gel finishes her look.
Remember, the key is to enhance the brows without going overboard. Find a brow pencil that is a shade or two lighter than your brow color and be sure to blend out harsh lines. Also, when using concealer to highlight underneath the brows, find a color that complements your skin tone.
What do you think about these tutorials? Share your routine for creating the perfect eyebrows in the comments.
Monica is a Milwaukee native, wife, mother of two, step mother of one and working professional. In her spare time she enjoys reading, shopping and following the current trends of natural hair, beauty and health, all while pursuing her Bachelors Degree in Business Management and Leadership.You can follow her on Instagram@allbeautyandhair and Twitter @allbeautynhair.